This healthy cookie dough is a quick and easy little snack or dessert! It is made with pantry staple ingredients and comes together in 5 minutes. It is creamy, smooth and packed with chocolate chips!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This healthy cookie dough takes only 5 minutes.
  • It is made in one mixing bowl.
  • This recipe is raw and no bake.
  • It is made with wholesome nutritious ingredients.
  • No need to turn on the oven!
  • Only 6 ingredients needed.
  • This recipe is gluten free (use gluten free oat flour), dairy free, egg free, vegan, and refined sugar free.
  • Check out these Cookie Dough Bites for a more indulgent dessert.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for healthy cookie dough. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Use all natural creamy nut butter made from only nuts and salt. Peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter all work well. To make this nut free, use sunflower butter.

Oat flour is high in fiber, making it healthier than other flours. In addition, it contains more protein and healthy fats than traditional white flour. Use certified gluten free oat flour for gluten free. To make homemade, adds oats to a blender or food processor. Process until powdery.

Pure maple syrup adds the sweetness. Feel free to use honey or date syrup in its place.

Melted coconut oil helps thin out the dough. In addition, it adds moisture. If desired, use melted butter or melted ghee.

Vanilla extract screams cookies!

Use any type of chocolate chips. Alternatively, use mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.

Taste & Texture

This healthy cookie dough tastes mostly like nut butter and chocolate. There is a hint of oat flavor. In addition, the maple syrup adds sweetness.

The texture is creamy, smooth and slightly thick. It can be easily eaten with a spoon or rolled into balls.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Step 2

Then, fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 3

Scoop out and serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use all natural nut butter made from just nuts and salt. Do not use nut butter with added sugars or oils.

Carefully measure the oat flour.

I do not recommend trying another flour instead of oat flour.

If needed, make homemade oat flour. Add oats to a blender or food processor. Process until a powdery substance is reached. Then, measure out the 1 cup.

For gluten free, use gluten free oats.

If nut butter does not contain salt, feel free to add in a pinch of sea salt.

Flavor Variations & Add Ins

Consider switching up the flavors of this healthy cookie dough.

Use mini chocolate chips.

Use another nut butter.

Make with white chocolate chips.

Use chopped chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips.

Use peanut butter chips.

Stir in chopped Oreos.

Stir in M&Ms.

Add in a pinch of cinnamon.

Stir in raisins.

How to Serve & Store

Serve healthy cookie dough immediately. Or, refrigerate.

This cookie dough is great with a tall glass of milk.

For the ultimate dessert, roll into balls and add to your favorite ice cream!

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use another flour?

I would not recommend another flour in this recipe. All purpose flour or gluten free 1 to 1 flour may work.

How do I make homemade oat flour?

Add oats to a blender or food processor. Process until substance resembles flour.

Is it vegan?

Yes, this recipe is vegan as written. Be sure to use vegan chocolate chips.

Is oat flour gluten free?

Oat flour usually contains traces of wheat. Therefore, buy certified gluten free oat flour.

Can I bake it?

This will not turn out well if baked.

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This healthy cookie dough is quick, easy and so tasty! It is made from only pantry staple ingredients. Great for a healthy snack or dessert!
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  • First, add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Then, fold in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out and serve!


  • Use an all natural creamy nut butter made from only nuts and salt.  Almond butter, cashew butter and peanut butter can be used.
  • For nut free, use sunflower butter.
  • Feel free to make homemade oat flour if needed.  Add oats to a blender or food processor.  Process until powdery substance is formed.
  • If needed, replace melted coconut oil with melted butter.
  • Any type of chocolate chips can be used.
  • Store cookie dough in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Calories: 404kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 279mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 2mg

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